Fox cashes in on 'Jackpot' idea

'Parks and Recreation' writer sells pitch

"Parks and Recreation" writer-editor Alan Yang has sold his pitch "Jackpot" to Fox.

Michael Aguilar ("What Happens in Vegas") is producing the comedy that revolves around high school friends who win the lottery.

The WME-repped Yang is a staff writer on NBC's "Recreation." He has the feature comedies "We Love You" and "White Dad" in development at Summit and Sony, respectively, and he reworked the script for "Boss Go Home" at Warner Bros.

Aguilar formed production company Dos Tontos with Kent Alterman that in February signed an exclusive two-year deal with Fox and the since-shuttered Fox Atomic. He is developing the comedy "Cool School" at Fox with Wayne McClammy on board to direct and the Breck Eisner-directed remake of "The Crazies" that Overture will release in February.
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